What does the word rancid mean?

Usage examples for rancid

  1. That is terrible too, because that is culture which has turned rancid. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. Different sorts of food will also induce it- such as rancid horseflesh, sour milk, an over- allowance of fat or liver. – The Domestic Cat by Gordon Stables
  3. If any member of the family tasted of these sacred fish he was sentenced by the heads of the family to drink a cupful of rancid oil dregs as a punishment and to stay the wrath of Moso. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner

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